There’s one common denominator that’s at the heart of every business: information. Your business holds vast amounts of data — and if you can leverage it, manage it, analyze it and use it to make strategic decisions, you will be well on your way to growing your business. The ultimate goal is to get the right information, to the right people, when and where they need it.
Digitizing information makes that possible. When you scan and capture paper-based documents and convert unstructured data into useful information, new opportunities arise. Deposit digitized data into a content management system (CMS) to efficiently store, access, share and manage data. Use data analytics to make strategic decisions. Use mobile print, secured remote access and communication tools to operate wherever and whenever you choose. Store data in the cloud to save space and reduce costs. Streamline workflows to reduce manual steps and improve efficiency. Use video conferencing tools and remote meetings to share information and collaborate.
However, putting in place the right information processes can be challenging — and there are many misconceptions about data management. This guide debunks those myths and delivers actionable insights to help you use your business data more effectively.